PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

gpsTunes - controlling navigation via audio feedback
S. Strachan, P. Eslambolchilar,, Roderick Murray-Smith, S. Hughes, and S. O'Modhrain
In: Mobile HCI, Sept 2005, Salzburg.


We combine the functionality of a mobile Global Positioning System (GPS) with that of an MP3 player, implemented on a PocketPC, to produce a handheld system capable of guiding a user to their desired target location via continuously adapted music feedback. We illustrate how the approach to presentation of the audio display can benefit from insights from control theory, such as predictive ‘browsing’ elements to the display, and the appropriate representation of uncertainty or ambiguity in the display. The probabilistic interpretation of the navigation task can be generalised to other context-dependent mobile applications. This is the first example of a completely handheld location- aware music player. We discuss scenarios for use of such systems.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Multimodal Integration
ID Code:1267
Deposited By:Roderick Murray-Smith
Deposited On:28 November 2005